Heikin Ashi Candles

Candlesticks Explained.

We recommend using this structure of candle for more accuracy when using AlgoPro V1, V1.2, or Reversal Trader V1 - But not for any AlgoPro Scalper or Swing Bots.

What is a Heikin Ashi Candle?

Heikin Ashi candlesticks gives a smoother appearance by reducing some of the market noise, hence making it easier to spots trends and reversals. There is a tendency with Heikin-Ashi for the candles to stay red during a downtrend and green during an uptrend. Heikin Ashi calculation uses a formula based on two-period averages.

How to read Heikin Ashi candles. Green candles indicate an uptrend and if there are no lower wicks (shadows) the move can be assumed a strong uptrend. Red candles indicate a downtrend and if there are no higher wicks (shadows) the move can be assumed a strong downtrend.

Candles with a small body surrounded by upper and lower shadows indicate a potential trend change or trend pause.

Heikin Ashi candles do not show the exact open and close prices for a particular time period because they are averaged - hence those who need to exploit quick price moves may find Heikin-Ashi charts are not responsive enough to be useful. However many users of AlgoPro prefer to use our system with this candle structure.

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